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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Student Affairs Research and Assessment (SARA) has compiled a selection of resources that are focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each of these resources are intended to deepen the reader’s understanding of critical issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Demographic Question Bank
 

The SARA team and the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement (IEE) have created a bank of demographic questions that you should use when building surveys, intake forms, etc. The questions are located here and they are also in Baseline. If you need access to them in Baseline, please contact your assessment liaison. 

Translation Services


Using translation services is one way to ensure your survey can be completed by non-English speakers in your department. The following translation services below are located in 49erMart and have been used by the university previously:

  • Datagain Inc.
  • Choice Translation
  • GMP Transcription Services Inc.

Race Forward

About Race Forward

This Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) Toolkit provides a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions. The REIA can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities. 

REIAs are best conducted during the decision-making process, prior to enacting new proposals.

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Annie E Casey Foundation

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Selected Annie E Casey Foundation publications:

Racial Equity Impact Assessment [View on website]

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Race Forward

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • An overview of Racial Equity Impact Assessments.
     
  • Why these examinations are important.
     
  • When to conduct one of these examinations.
     
  • Sample questions to ask to help identify racial inequities.

Tools for Thought [View on website]

Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Effective Policymaking

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • Why it is critical to measure the impact of any proposed legislation or change in policy on communities of color.
     
  • How racial equity impact assessments can lead to smarter and more targeted public investments.
     
  • How racial equity impact assessments keep decision-making focused on data and facts, not assumptions and long-held subjective beliefs.
     
  • How advocating and using racial equity impact assessments can position leaders and elected officials as strong champions of equity.

Workplace Racial Inequity in America [View on website]

Workplace racial inequity exists in America unless significant attention is paid to changing it. When racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are understood as mission-relevant to an organization, strategies for achieving these take precedence and permeate the culture. This toolkit condenses 15 years of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s employee work “hard-wiring” EDI as part of the cultural norm from management to staff to grantees to vendors.

Race Matters: Racial Equity Impact Analysis [View on website]

Assessing Policies, Programs, and Practices

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • What five questions determine if a new policy/program/practice helps or hurts racial equity?
     
  • Who should be at the table when asking these questions?
     
  • When should these questions be asked?

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide - Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization [View on website]

Summary:

Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.

It’s Time to Talk: How to Start Conversations About Racial Inequities - A Race for Results Case Study [View on website]

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • How to start a meaningful dialogue about race.
     
  • How to use data to enhance these conversations.
     
  • How to go from talking about race to legislative action.
     
  • Resources to help drive conversations on race.

Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion [View on website]

By JustPartners, Inc., The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Summary:

Workplace racial inequity exists in America unless significant attention is paid to changing it. When racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are understood as mission-relevant to an organization, strategies for achieving these take precedence and permeate the culture. This toolkit condenses 15 years of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s employee work “hard-wiring” EDI as part of the cultural norm from management to staff to grantees to vendors.

Deploying Casey’s REI Framework [View on website]

Lessons from the Civic Sites

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • How to use data to frame the issues.
     
  • How to create a common language for talking about race equity and inclusion.
     
  • How to incorporate the personal as well as the analytical aspects.
  • The importance of making this a team effort.

Leadership and Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice [View on website]

By Leadership Learning Community

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • What structural racism is and how it affects leadership.
  • How current leadership development contributes to racial bias.
  • Why systems thinking is critical to racial justice in leadership development.
  • 9 recommendations to support racial justice leadership.

Cultural Competence in Workforce Development: The Jobs Initiative Experience [View on website]

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • An overview of the Foundation’s Jobs Initiative.
  • Issues that emerged during the initiative related to race and work.
  • Real-world tools and strategies for addressing these issues.
  • How employers and staff felt about cultural competence training.

Selected readings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Race Matters works:

Race Matters: Organizational Self-Assessment [View on website]

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s important to assess an organization through a racial lens.
  • How to use the Racial Equity questionnaire.
  • What tools and next steps to take depending on the organization’s score.
  • Why offering equal opportunities for all requires an intentional focus.

Race Matters: System Reform Strategies [View on website]

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • How to mitigate racial bias when developing public policies and practices.
  • Examples of unintended consequences of racial bias in government policies and practices.
  • When to use a Racial Impact Analysis tool.

Race Matters: How to Talk About Race [View on website]

By the Anne E. Casey Foundation

In This Report, You’ll Learn:

  • How to frame a productive conversation about race.
  • What to avoid when engaging in conversations about race.

NACE

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) have provided a Diversity & Inclusion Self-Assessment that is particularly useful for departmental and workplace examination. 

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Other Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Each of the resources included have been curated by the eXtension Organizing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These resources fit the following criteria:

  • Materials are relevant to the DEI topics, as well as informative and useful to DEI programs.
  • Materials are easily accessible in an online format.

Since 2002, Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) has published many resources related to dismantling structural racial inequity, strategies and tools to transform our nation’s policies, practices, and institutions in order to achieve racial equity–including reports, toolkits, policy papers, and more. Use this link to browse the library.

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level — in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.


National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment